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"End Of The World" Music Video by Hunter Hunted

1362175322HunterHuntedEyesClosedIn the post-apocalyptic future, survivors of the human race will live in a perpetual state of primalistic survival while wearing flamboyant war paint –or at least, that’s what director R.J. Sanchez envisioned for Hunter Hunted‘s “End Of The World” music video. Shot around the “East Jesus” community in Slab City, the video follows the Echo Park-based band (Michael Garner and Dan Chang –formerly of Lady Danville) exploring desert home ruins, fishing in the Salton Sea, burning cars, and being chased by gorgeous women with guns. The visuals are a stark contrast to the duo’s effulgent harmonies and buoyant beats, but it works:

Hunter Hunted will continue their March residency at the Bootleg Bar this Monday, March 18th along with TheBlack&TheWhite and Bom Bom presented by KROQ Locals Only.

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"Best Friends" Music Video by HOLYCHILD

36870022The coed duo HOLYCHILD knows how to make waves. Their debut EP, Tribes, will soon be released but they’ve already leaked three singles –each with a superb music video. The Silver Lake-based band claims they’re sound is “experimental,” but it’s just manifold: jumping from synth grooves to dance beats to jazz breakdowns. Yet overall their appeal is pure pop and its not-so-secret ingredient is Liz Nistico’s versatile voice that can wail or carry a catchy chorus –call it Sleigh Bells-lite. The music video for their latest single “Best Friends” was shot in Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea by director Laurel Parmet and follows the band becoming acquainted with the locals, car tires, bicycle gangs, and abandoned houses:

HOLYCHILD will next perform at their EP release show at Hotel Cafe on March 21 for Blind Date LA along with Finish Ticket, The Last Royals, and Hotel Cinema.

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"Hey Love" Music Video by Miner

Justin Miner claims he had a breakdown in which he dissolved his band Fight From Above, traveled north to the redwoods, then south to Central America, bought a tambourine and banjo, listened to nothing but Neil Young and read nothing but Kerouac. Upon his return to Silver Lake, he formed a new band by recruiting two longtime friends, his wife, his brother, and his cousin and aptly named them Miner. Together they make delicate pop folk rock that evokes heartfelt earnestness by accessing the folk elements (mandolin, harmonica, banjo). But unlike their neighbors and genre peers (Milo Greene, The Ross Sea Party, The New Limb) Miner isn’t afraid to get a little rowdy by stomping and clapping which brings their sound to a whole new level of grandeur fun. See for yourself in the music video for “Hey Love” which was shot at the Salton Sea and directed by their bassist Justin Krook:

Miner released an EP entitled Hey Love but is only available at shows. You can catch them performing next at The Echo this Thursday for The Dead Ships‘ welcome back show along with Blonde Summer and Future Ghosts. You can purchase tickets here.

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